The category of Recognized Social Organization (RSO) is designed to support organizations comprised primarily of Harvard College undergraduates, whose purpose is primarily social and which do not discriminate on the basis of gender. Becoming...
I am writing today to announce the College’s new social organization recognition process. As you know, Harvard College seeks to build a community where every student can thrive, and it does so on the foundation of a set of shared values including belonging, inclusion, and non-discrimination. Today’s announcement represents an important step in helping to ensure that we are building such a community.
I write to update you on how the Office of Student Life (OSL) will implement Harvard's Unrecognized Single-Gender Social Organizations (USGSO) policy. The policy states that "students matriculating in the fall of 2017 and thereafter who become members of USGSOs will not be eligible to hold leadership positions in recognized student organizations or on athletic teams. In addition, such students will not be eligible to receive the Danoff Dean of Harvard College's endorsement for College-administered fellowships." As a reminder, students...Read more about Harvard College USGSO Policy Implementation Announcement
It’s Harvard-Yale Week! As the 134th Harvard-Yale football game approaches this weekend, we write to update you on upcoming events and provide some gentle reminders.
The Game is a wonderful tradition where we gather as a community and join with our friends at Yale for some spirited but friendly rivalry. One of the hallmarks of our Harvard community is caring for each other. Harvard students take care of one another and those around them. With that in mind, we want to share the following:
As Dean O’Dair announced recently, I am providing further details about how you can engage in your campus community over the 2017-2018 academic year. As noted, we are grateful to President Faust for again providing funding for our use toward student life initiatives and programming, the majority of which will be allocated or overseen by you.... Read more about Engagement and Leadership Opportunities
I write today to share with you that after nearly 11 years of remarkable service to Harvard College and its students, Associate Dean of Students David Friedrich is stepping down to assume an exciting new role at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).... Read more about Office of Student Life Staff Transition
I write to share that after thirteen years of dedicated service to Harvard College and its students, Dr. Loc Truong is stepping down from his position on May 31 to accept the position of Assistant Dean of Student Support Services at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Since 2015, Loc has served as the director of diversity and inclusion programs, a position within the College’s Office for Equity...
The University, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), and the College have been preparing for the arrival of tomorrow’s substantial winter storm. While many of you are away enjoying the spring recess, we want to remind those of you who remain on campus that the University and FAS are closed, and encourage you to plan ahead for the storm’s arrival.... Read more about Winter Weather Update
Omni @Harvard College – your mobile app for student life and well being – was developed specifically for you and launched just over a year ago. After hearing from many of you about what you were looking for, I am pleased to announce the launch of Omni 2.0. Your app now includes access to gym hours and schedules, wellness information and events, food truck schedules, enhanced shuttle tracker, major College updates, and more.... Read more about Introducing Omni 2.0